Young Lonigan by James Farrell Franklin Library Signed Limited Edition 1979 & Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks

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This is a fine, like new leather-bound hardcover. Franklin Library Signed Limited Edition 1979. This copy is fine (like new) inside and out. Octavo, 7"x9" bound in green full leather with gold gilt design and lettering. Pages edges tipped in gold gilt. Olive silk moire fabric endpapers. Handsome and durable Smyth sewn binding like new. Attached silk ribbon bookmark. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out.

Published in 1932, this novel was the first of a trilogy featuring William "Studs" Lonigan, a young Irish-American growing up in Chicago. With his parents sure he is headed for glory, father wishing for a football star and mother hoping for a priest, young Lonigan see himself a tough guy. Shunning love thinking the young girl will admire his machismo, he is further entrenched in bravado after winning a tree fist-fight against the local bully. He soon begins to hang out with a rough crown and begins tormenting kids who stray into his "turf". Although he is still a young boy at the end of this novel, it is clear he is heading in a dangerous direction.
Controversy surrounded this novel as an attempt to ban the book happened in Youngstown Ohio in 1953, but was overruled in Federal Court.

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